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  1. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: Nene sat out the final game of pool play for Brazil on Monday with soreness in his left foot, but the Wizards have been monitoring the injury and remain optimistic that it will not be a problem when training camp b...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  2. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Bickley of The Arizona Republic: The men's basketball team is considered royalty, swooned over by star-struck global media. The women's team has a 34-game winning streak, an unprecedented amount of star power, and is treated like they're playing ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  3. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Linda Robertson of The Miami Herald: Miami Heat coach and healer Erik Spoelstra has his players on a late-season "maintenance" program. Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has also been giving his guys nights off and treating the battered Derrick Rose ...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  4. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe: "In the first sign that NBA players and owners want to avoid a long lockout, the two sides have agreed to meet Monday in New York, according to an NBA source. It will be the first official negotiating session since ...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  5. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "With the door to the NBA that swung open nine years ago closed to him, Yao Ming on Wednesday chose 'a new life.' Yao announced his retirement in a ceremony and news conference in Shanghai, citing the repeate...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  6. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Alan Hahn of Newsday: "With so much firepower on the roster, Mike D'Antoni said offense isn't going to be a problem for the Knicks. But then he saw his team score nine points in the first quarter Sunday. 'There was a fleeting moment,' he said, 'where...

    Blog | March 21, 2011
  7. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "Though it might take one more win, Kevin Durant has already conceded the tournament MVP to Luis Scola, which should look nice in his trophy case, along with two Spanish League MVPs, and a Tournament of Ameri...

    Blog | September 09, 2010
  8. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Doug Smith of the Toronto Star: "If the United States is looking for any extra motivation as the quarter-finals of the world basketball championships unfold, the players can look back on one of the darkest moments in the international history of the ...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  9. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Abrams of The New York Times: "The Knicks' off-season has created much discussion but little movement, with the organization at a standstill with its own free agents and others while it teeters between the incremental moves of the prese...

    Blog | July 24, 2009
  10. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune: "Chris Paul's role for the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team grows with each game. Jason Kidd is the starter at point guard. But Paul is clearly the guard who plays the most minutes and more often than not finishes...

    Blog | August 19, 2008
  11. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Team USA has beaten Greece 92-69. Dwyane Wade was once again magnificent with the ball, and the defense looked good even against a respected offense. A good day for Coach Krzyzewski's team. Michael Lee of The Washington Post: "Between practices and...

    Blog | August 14, 2008
  12. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Jennifer Floyd Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "Dirk Nowitzki did not do any interviews immediately after propelling Germany to its first Olympic berth since 1992. He couldn't. The Dallas Mavericks' best player was in the locker room in Greece...

    Blog | July 21, 2008
  13. The Olympic Team--My Twelve from Team USA

    Henry Abbott

    The word is out about who is in the mix for the U.S. Basketball team that will convene, in various forms, every summer between now and the U.S. Olympics. At the moment, according to USA Basketball's official website, there are 23 players on the team...

    Blog | March 06, 2006